Market Your School / What Are Blockchains? / Forget Your Weaknesses

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Marketing Your School
The Comprehensive Guide to School Marketing – Unlock your brand identity, establish your online presence and grow your reach. @Apptegy @school_ceo

What are blockchains? A blockchain is a database that contains the history of whatever information it was designed to store. @TheEconomist @mary_gambara @enricomolinari

Forget Your Weaknesses, Increase Your Strengths. We get the message over and over, “work on your weaknesses”. Do you think Michael Jordan should have studied Spanish instead of practicing basketball? @tim_fargo

AI & Marketing

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

The Benefits of Using Ai in the Advertising Industry – AI helps marketeers in making better decisions for successful business operations, customer satisfaction, and return on investment. @cioreview @jeffsheehan @stratorob @stratorob @CurieuxExplorer


Five Google Earth Features for Teachers – Richard Byrne has created a new video that highlights five features of Google Earth (web version) that teachers should know how to use. @rmbyrne @googleearth


Seven Mistakes Districts Have Made During the Pandemic – What do you think have been the biggest mistakes made by district leaders during the pandemic, and what are the lessons that can be learned from them for the future? @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Tom Scott Discovered A Model Train Set Connected To Real Railway Signaling Equipment In Germany, And It’s Breaking Our Brains. This shows a simulator the allows future train controllers to practice with three different technologies. @tomscott


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

Cup of Joe
Listine to Dr. Doug on the “Cup of Joe” podcast. I recorded it last week. On it, I talk about the many good things I have seen in schools doing hybrid teaching. @PodcastCupOfJoe @DrDougGreen @BrainAwakes

Grasp: The Science of Transforming How We Learn by Sanjay Sarma with Luke Yoquinto

The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Out Economy, and Our Health and How We Must Adapt by Sinan Aral @SINANARAL

Back to School COVID Myths – It’s popular to say that hybrid learning is negatively impacting poor students who generally attend schools with lots of discipline issues. Is it possible that some poor kids who make a serious effort to learn aren’t the big winners? There may be stresses at home, but not many bullies. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

This is my podcast on the Jabbedu Network. Please consider listening and buying my book Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex. Here’s a free executive summary. @jabbedu @DrDougGreen

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here)

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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